Hosts: Rodney Apple and Mike Ogle
In This Episode:
We speak with Michael Meeth, who is a Global Supply Chain Manager at Tesla. Michael shares how he got started in supply chain and his progression from being a student at Western Michigan, to intern, to his valued experiences at American Axle and Whirlpool prior to his current position at Tesla. He talked with us about the value of real-world experiences as a student, plus how best to connect, communicate and work with people both internally and externally. Michael shares his experiences with mentorships, internships, and leadership development programs, plus the great value in reaching out to people at any level of the industry to get advice and grow your network. He also believes in putting challenges in front of people to create personal and company growth. He closes by encouraging people to be brave and manage the stress of a constantly challenging, but rewarding supply chain career.
Who is Michael Meeth?
Mike is a supply chain professional who graduated from Western Michigan’s University’s Integrated Supply Management Program in 2012 and joined Whirlpool Corporation’s Global Supply Chain Leadership Development Program. He had experiences across planning and logistics, lean manufacturing, and procurement. He developed into people leader and took on roles of increasing scope and responsibility throughout his 10-year career in supply chain. Mike recently transitioned his career to Tesla and the growing EV industry and is currently responsible for global procurement of aluminum components.